Networkcar, a Reynolds and Reynolds company, announced on July 20 that the company has added an extensive reporting suite to its Networkfleet management system and has added several new product features. The new reporting suite allows fleet managers to analyze fleet location and diagnostic information. In addition to new reporting capabilities, customers will also benefit from new dispatching features.Networkfleet collects and organizes information directly from a vehicle's engine computer and location-based information from a global positioning system (GPS). Fleet owners and operators can remotely access this information in the form of e-mail alerts, summary reports and Web pages. With Networkfleet, dispatchers can now identify and display an unlimited number of landmarks on Web-based maps. Landmarking increases productivity by making it easier for dispatchers to see which driver is closest to a given customer, better predict shipment arrival times and determine misuse of company vehicles. In addition, dispatchers can quickly locate the closest vehicle to a specific address to improve routing.Networkfleet's new, expanded suite of reports gives fleet managers expanded insight into the operating condition of their vehicles and productivity of their drivers. Stop Detail Report - Fleet managers can better manage driver activities and improve routing by showing trip details for any fleet vehicle including trip mileage, trip duration, stop location and stop duration.
Alerts Report - Fleet managers can access a list of vehicles that need service or have a diagnostic problem so they can repair vehicles at an earlier, less-expensive stage and decrease vehicle downtime.
Odd-Hours Report - Fleet managers can identify driving-time violations to prevent unauthorized use of company vehicles after hours or on weekends.
Speed Violations Report - By reviewing speed violations, fleet managers can increase safety and reduce speed related accidents.
Originally compatible with only light OBD II vehicles, the Networkfleet vehicle management system is now compatible with virtually all cars manufactured since 1996 and trucks manufactured since 1988. This includes Class 1-3 passenger cars and light-duty trucks, Class 4-6 medium-duty and light-heavy duty trucks and Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.